Wonder Woman

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIE | By Christopher Hill – Rarely has there been a film with the pressure of so many expectations behind it. Female-led comedies and dramas are not uncommon. Female-led superhero movies are a rare breed, with no successful progeny. Supergirl, released in 1984, 2005s Elektr, and...

Song to Song

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIE | New DVD Release | By Peter Vonder Haar – Release Date: July 4th Director Terence Malick is about as polarizing a figure as there is in American cinema. And while critical reaction to his latest movie runs the spectrum from “visionary” to “incoherent,” Song to Song...

SMURFS

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIE | By Christopher Hill – La La La La La La The Smurfs are back again. La La La La La La But will kids tell their friends? The Smurfs have been around since 1958 when a Belgian artist, Peyo, created a series called Les Schtroumphs, which introduced tiny blue characters whose names...

Kong Skull Island

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIE | By Christopher Hill – Giant monster movies then: campy, low-budget jaunts. Giant monster movies now: big-budget spectaculars designed to set up the next big-budget spectacular. In 2014, we saw the return of Godzilla to the big screen. It had moments of popcorn fun but...

The Lego Batman Movie

Family Night at the Movie | By Christopher Hill – Being a fan of Batman is an exhausting journey. After 1997’s campy version of Batman and Robin almost killed the franchise, Warner Brothers dedicated the brand to the perpetuation of a darker, angrier and ultimately brooding superhero genre – a...

The Edge of Seventeen

DINE-IN at the MOVIES – New DVD Releases | By Peter Vonder Haar – As long as we have teenagers, we’ll have coming of age stories. And as long as they’re as genuine and earnest as in Kelly Fremon Craig’s Edge of Seventeen, we’ll happily keep watching. The movie chronicles an especially...

Loving

DINE-IN at the MOVIES – New DVD Releases | By Peter Vonder Haar – As long as we have teenagers, we’ll have coming of age stories. And as long as they’re as genuine and earnest as in Kelly Fremon Craig’s Edge of Seventeen, we’ll happily keep watching. The movie chronicles an especially...

Collateral Beauty

Family Night at the Movies | By Christopher Hill – The holiday season is a time of joy for many but a time of deep reflection and sorrow for others. Grief can take many forms, but none can be deeper than the loss of a child. When a parent’s light of the world goes out, those who remain are cast adrift....

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Family Night at the Movies | By Christopher Hill – The summer movie season arrived a bit early this year with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This film is a continuation of the 2013 film Man of Steel. During that movie, we discovered Superman, and in its final act, we saw the destruction that a...

PAN

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIE | By Christopher Hill – There is a growing trend in Hollywood to take a beloved, childhood animated feature film and recreate it as a live-action spectacular. Earlier this year, Disney had great success with Cinderella. Now, Warner Brothers is hoping to take J.M. Barrie’s...

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